When you begin to research ERP vendors to replace your old legacy system, you are going to find a lot of choices and a lot of confusion. In the last few years, a lot of information has been put on the Internet to help with your efforts but it still remains a daunting task for the company that replaces their ERP system only once every 20 years. A
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In this age of the Internet, identifying vendors should be easy. A Google search on the term “ERP Vendors” identifies 1,490,000 hits. Hmm… maybe not so easy. The problem is that there are way too many lists, and way too many choices. Also, many of the lists are generic and out of date. As a buyer, you want to find the 5 or 6 vendors that are
If you happen to be in the midst of evaluating your core ERP software, you may be scratching your head figuring out the different deployment options, user types as well as exactly what, how much and when to purchase the different applications and users. Companies that get experienced guidance through negotiating an ERP contract can reap
The process of selecting a new ERP system is like any buying experience. You have a buyer that has needs, expectations, and money to spend, and you have a company with a sales organization that is motivated to sell a product and maximize revenue, and are often measured on customer satisfaction. How do the parties go through a process that
Takeaway: More and more companies are turning to enterprise resource planning to replace obsolete processes and improve business performance. Information systems expert Jeffrey Carr offers some insights that will help you plan and implement a successful ERP solution. More and more companies are turning to enterprise resource planning to replace
The manufacturing companies we talk to are pressured to balance ERP selection and business process improvement initiatives against challenging production schedules, customer demands and workloads. A company about to embark on an ERP journey has many choices. Management may elect to walk that ERP journey alone, or they may see the value of
When it comes to examples of ERP success, our team can point to several previous engagements. A case in point is our engagement with Radio Flyer, a company known to most as the makers of “the original little red wagon.” The relationship between Radio Flyer and Ultra was forged when Radio Flyer realized a familiar dilemma − they did not have an
For many manufacturing organizations, a business process improvement, or BPI project can seem somewhat daunting. While investing in a BPI project can incite feelings like fear-induced paralysis, it does so because of its importance to every company, no matter the size or structure. It is the driver of business performance. At Ultra, our first
Guest Post By Dusty Alexander, President & CEO , Global Shop Solutions, Inc. This guest post looks at ERP and inventory management, and stresses the business benefits of improved inventory accuracy. The last thing a manufacturer wants to encounter is a material outage during a period of high demand. After re-ordering the material, it may
Many ERP vendors are introducing more intuitive user interfaces for an improved look and feel. If these capabilities are not understood, ERP selection will fall well short of its potential. In terms of ease of use, we see plenty examples of ERP implementations that have gone wrong due to a poor “user experience.” The story of Avon’s failed
The New Year is in full swing and we’re kicking off projects with mid-market manufacturers heading into ERP selection. We’re also talking with other companies about ERP success factors as they explore the launch of a first quarter ERP project. These companies represent a variety of industries: process manufacturers such as food and beverage;
Undertaking an ERP selection is a big, and sometimes overwhelming, project. After teaming with numerous small to medium manufacturers, we know that it takes commitment, resources and focus to be effective when it comes to ERP selection and implementation. A key part of the project is to determine the “future state” – or where the company